RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions, and Other Fun Stuff (December 20th, 2013)

Posted by Richard "RB" Botto

My last weekend blog before the Christmas holiday. I hope all of you are having a loving and peaceful holiday season.

This is the time of year when things are supposed to slow down, right? Wrong! You guys have been busier than ever. The Lounge has been percolating with fantastic discussions and opinions this week. And the news cycle turned over quickly this week as well…Much to discuss. Let's get to it…

Summarizing some entertainment news/topics that caught my eye this week:

  • Why do casting directors get no respect?
  • Variety critics pick their best films of the year (some very interesting choices)
  • The Black List was released this week with 72 of Hollywood's favorite unproduced screenplays.
  • Gena Davis come forth with 2 easy steps to make Hollywood less sexist (good luck)
  • Frank Darabont sues AMC over Walking Dead profits.
  • Hollywood's top starts may not be as popular as they appear on Twitter.
  • Just how accurate is Anchorman 2?
  • And the Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, will be streamed on Neflix.

I also have a funny blooper trailer for Die Hard, the trailers for Season 2 of House of Cards, Chris Nolan's Interstellar, and 22 Jump Street.

And, how about 88 Cinematographers sharing the best advice they every received and 16 reasons why screenwriters and filmmakers fail? Good reading.

Finally, we have 4 proposed STAGE 32 MEETUPS forming. See below…

Feel free to discuss any and all in the Comments section below!




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